Private Home Facade Renovation Funding Program
Members of Quincy Preserves now have an opportunity to receive funding to renovate their private home within Quincy’s historic districts through a new Quincy Preserves Private Home Facade Renovation Grant Program.
A homeowner must be a paid member of Quincy Preserves for at least 12 months prior to the date of their application for funding. Priority preference will be given to applicants who commit in writing to open their home for one of Quincy Preserves’ tours following the completion of the granted project. Preference will also be given to Quincy Preserves plaqued structures and to residences Landmarked by the Quincy Preservation Commission or the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The home must have been constructed between 1830 and 1950.
The Private Home Facade program is restricted to private homes within the historic districts of Quincy. The program aims to assist homeowners in restoring period architectural design details and characteristics of building facades and correcting property maintenance code violations relating to a building’s facade. The grant amount is $1,000 and must be matched. It will be made available annually until the budgeted funds for that year are depleted.
Applications may be downloaded here: Private Home Facade Application
Printed applications are also available at the Preservation Commission office at 706 Maine Street, third floor.
Commercial Facade Program
Attention Commercial Building Owners: Quincy Preserves, Inc. sponsors a Facade Program that provides financial assistance for the restoration of period architectural design details on commercial building facades located in the historic Quincy business district.
Financial assistance is in the form of a low-interest loan for twenty-five percent (25%) of the approved facade improvement cost to be repaid to the program and a grant for another twenty-five (25%) of the approved facade improvement cost. The property owner is responsible for the remaining fifty percent (50%) of the facade project’s cost. Total grant and loan assistance is limited to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per facade project.
Some of the properties that have participated in this program are: 648 Maine Street, 111 Jail Alley, 132 North 8th Street, 236 North 6th Street, 833 Kentucky Street, 424 South 8th Street, 117 Hampshire Street, 119 North 6th, and 110 North 6th.
Quincy Preserves Facade Program Guidelines:
Quincy Preserves Facade Program Guidelines (.docx file)